Want something good to happen? Then do something!
Progress comes from action, not wishful thinking. And certainly not from procrastination.
Want your messages to be heard? Make the effort needed become a better speaker or writer.
Want to feel better? Eat healthier and become more active.
Want a greater income? Find a better paying job, genuinely earn a promotion, or create your own income streams.
Do all these actions take effort? Of course. Progress requires movement. You have to do something to create change and improvement.
Now, you could do what most people do and just wait for things to be better. Talk about how bad things are and how you wish for something better. That can seem relatively easy compared to the effort to create your own changes.
The “wait for it” approach is a wildly popular approach to life. It is why lotteries are so popular (and, no, buying a lottery ticket does not really count for much effort and even fewer successes).
Can good things come your way without effort? Sure. Good fortune does befall many people. However, remember that such good fortune is less common for those who wait without much effort or initiative.
Can effort lead to failure? Sure. Show me someone that never fails and I’ll show you someone that never accomplishes much. Failure is part of progress. Learn, adapt and continue.
Want to be a better speaker or writer? Desire a better job? Want something more or better in life? Then do something. In fact, do many things. Often.